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July 24, 2017

 Your weekly roundup of Political, Environmental, Economic, Research, and Social headlines from around Lake Superior!

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#SuperiorPolitics - Public expresses continuing concern over upcoming final Waukesha diversion vote

Waukesha diversion final vote looms, spurs continued concern

Waukesha diversion final vote looms, spurs continued concern

As the Great Lakes states prepare for the the final decision on Waukesha, WI's proposed water diversion from Lake Michigan, members of the public continue to express concern over the precedent-setting vote. The Toronto Star recently spoke to several interested parties from the Great Lakes region to gauge reaction to the proposed diversion. Bob Duncanson, executive director of the Georgian …

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#SuperiorEnvironment - Senate passes PIPES Act with stricter pipeline regulation as Enbridge inspects Line 5 in Mackinac Straits

Enbridge's Line 5 under inspection, scrutiny

Enbridge's Line 5 under inspection, scrutiny

The Detroit News reported that Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline, located under the Makinac Straits betweeen Lakes Huron and Michigan, underwent inspection last Thursday. The inspection began a day after the U.S. House of Representatives approved a four-year extension of a federal pipeline safety law. They added an additional rule which requires Enbridge to inspect the internal and external integrity of …

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#SuperiorEconomic - Grounded vessel cleared for transit out of Lake Superior

MV Roger Blough afloat, headed for repairs

MV Roger Blough afloat, headed for repairs

The MV Roger Blough has been relieved of its cargo and was cleared over the weekend to head for repairs in Sturgeon Bay, WI. The Blough ran aground on May 27th on the Gros Cap Reef in Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay. Since being freed of its cargo, it was anchored in Waiska Bay since June 4th awaiting clearance for transit. …

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#SuperiorResearch - Sara and Brent head into the field as they plan their Superior Streams research and rehabilitation projects

Doubling Up: Superior Streams Updates

Doubling Up: Superior Streams Updates

Alright folks! Last week InfoSuperior's PEERS had a hiatus so this week's research post will feature not one, but two updates from Sara and Brent, our Superior Streams summer researchers. We've also included links to their bios, in case you'd like to know a little more about their background. Enjoy, and don't forget to visit Superior Streams to see their …

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#SuperiorSocial - Our Shores runners talk love of the lake and what it's like to run almost a marathon a day around Lake Superior

InfoSuperior Catches up with Our Shores Run

InfoSuperior Catches up with Our Shores Run

On June 9th, Samuel Pegg of the InfoSuperior Team got a chance to catch up with the members of the Our Shores Run, who were passing through Thunder Bay and had scheduled a day of rest in town. Evan, Allissa, and Andy are circumnavigating Lake Superior on foot to collect water samples and raise awareness for microplastics research, and "for …

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